Foundation spreads the word about its vital work to businesses

Head of Development WMRF Joe Conneely, Relationship Manager WMRF Alison Whittaker, Chamber President David Hill, State Member for Parramatta Dr Geoff Lee, Chamber Past President Michael Mekhitarian, Chamber Board Member Gary Carter.

More than 120 business partners and guests have attended “Business After Five”, a networking event organised by Parramatta Chamber of Commerce at Bertonia Lounge in Parramatta. 

Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) head of development Joe Conneely praised the Chamber for the opportunity to host the event.

“Westmead Hospital has more than 330,000 people who are admitted annually and has just under 1.5 million people as outpatients, so it’s easy to say that Westmead has an impact on everybody’s life here in Western Sydney,” Mr Conneely said.

“The kind support of our ongoing corporate donors allows us to assist the amazing staff with their medical research, patient care and the outpatient services for the community since 1990.”

Parramatta Chamber of Commerce president David Hill and business relationship manager Romina Bousimon presented a certificate of appreciation to the foundation.

Guests included Parramatta MP Geoff Lee, past and present board members of the Chamber and representatives from a diverse range of western Sydney businesses.

Members and guests have been invited by the Chamber to join their upcoming Charity Golf Day to raise funds for WMRF.

This event will be held on May 8 at the Oatlands Golf Club.

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